Leann Kitchell, D.C. Everest Senior High School athletic coordinator, left, poses for a photo with Ministry Medical Group's director of clinic operations Jennifer Rhea at the high school.
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WESTON - After providing about 200 free sports physicals to student athletes, Ministry Medical Group donated $700 to the D.C. Everest athletic departments.
Every year, Ministry provides sports physicals in the months of June, July and August for students entering grades six through 12. Although the program is free, any donations made during that time are given to the participant's school athletic department.
Families of Everest students donated $700 to be distributed among the middle, junior high and senior high schools. Athletic coordinator Leann Kitchell said the physicals are required for students to participate in any school-sponsored sport.
"When local health care professionals do extra work to accommodate the needs of athletes, it saves families who are already hurting in many other ways," she said. "Now these families can buy shoes or sports fees instead."
The money will go to the athletic departments' general fund, which helps cover the cost of new equipment or trips that fundraisers don't cover.
Ministry Home Care named top provider
WESTON - Ministry Home Care recently announced its newest recognition as one of the top Medicare-certified agencies in the country.
In its seventh year of compiling top-performing home health organizations, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.
"I am incredibly proud of the hard work that has led to this national recognition for our home health team," said Jerry Cleveland, president and CEO of Ministry Home Care Inc. "They do this work because they truly care about helping people live well at home. It's their strong commitment to quality that has elevated them to this high level."
Ministry Home Care provides care to people in their homes throughout central Wisconsin. The Ministry team brings professional nursing services to individuals, allowing them to recover from illness or injury and regain their independence. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded from the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com.
Stoney River offers peek at new facility
WESTON - Sneaking a peek during the holiday season can sometimes be a little dangerous, but not this time.
The Stoney River Assisted Living and Rehabilitation facility will host community members for a sneak peek from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday until its grand opening early next year.
The new Stoney River facility will offer 50 assisted living suites, 24 skilled rehab suites, and amenities including an in-house tavern, theater, fitness center, beauty shop, bistro, bakery, chapel and more. These facilities also will be open to the public.
To get a sneak peek of the facility, enter the Stoney River main entrance off Birch Street in Weston and follow the Christmas lights.